Sean Hannity just can’t get over the fact that our black first lady talked frankly at a historically black university about racial prejudices she has faced and overcome.
Last night was at least the third time Hannity has attacked Michelle Obama’s speech on his show. He did it again tonight. Think it has anything to do with the fact that Hannity has a penchant for palling around with racists?
It was nauseating enough that Hannity and his like-minded pal, Mark Levin, condescendingly lectured Mrs. Obama about what she should have said during her commencement address to Tuskegee University. But the fact that they seemed angry at her for not speaking well enough of America spoke volumes – not only about their own racial hostility – but their hypocrisy. The fact is, these two “patriots” have gotten rich from spreading ethnic and other hate about America and Americans.
In one of the clips from Obama’s speech Hannity played, she talked about her love of country being questioned. Hannity and Levin did nothing but prove her right.
LEVIN: Why didn’t she give a speech about the American Revolution? And the great men who stood up and created this country and established this system of government? Why didn’t she talk about the Civil War and the 750,000 dead, to keep the union together and to end slavery? Why didn’t she talk about America conquering the Third Reich and imperial Japan and fascist Italy? Why doesn’t she talk about Americans, first on the spot to give aid when there’s natural disasters? Why doesn’t she talk about all the good activities that occur outside the government, in volunteer organizations, in churches and so forth and so on?
Does she sound like somebody who loves this country?
Hannity piled on, “They’ve hung out with the most radical people and she’s the one that said, a number of times, ‘For the first time in my adult life, I am proud of my country.’”
Hannity grandly added, “I don’t think people are questioning the love of her country, I’m questioning somebody that for the first time, she’s never appreciated any of the things that you have mentioned?”
Just in case you didn’t get the point, Hannity and Levin continued.
HANNITY: All the people that have sacrificed their lives, all the blood that has been shed in the name of liberty and freedom – that allowed them to rise to the highest position in the world!
LEVIN: How about when those U.S. Yanks went overseas and freed the Jews from the death camps. Wasn’t she proud of the country, at least historically, at that point? And I can go on and on and on. This is despicable!
In reality, Mrs. Obama’s speech mentioned many American heroes, just not the ones Hannity and Levin wanted her to mention:
For example, she said:
You will follow alums like many of your parents and grandparents, aunts and uncles—leaders like Robert Robinson Taylor, a groundbreaking architect and administrator here who was recently honored on a postage stamp. (Applause.) You will follow heroes like Dr. Boynton Robinson -- (applause) -- who survived the billy clubs and the tear gas of Bloody Sunday in Selma. The story of Tuskegee is full of stories like theirs—men and women who came to this city, seized their own futures, and wound up shaping the arc of history for African Americans and all Americans.
Just think about the arc of this university’s history. Back in the late 1800s, the school needed a new dormitory, but there was no money to pay for it. So Booker T. Washington pawned his pocket watch to buy a kiln, and students used their bare hands to make bricks to build that dorm—and a few other buildings along the way. (Applause.)
A few years later, when George Washington Carver first came here for his research, there was no laboratory. So he dug through trash piles and collected old bottles, and tea cups, and fruit jars to use in his first experiments.
Generation after generation, students here have shown that same grit, that same resilience to soar past obstacles and outrages—past the threat of countryside lynchings; past the humiliation of Jim Crow; past the turmoil of the Civil Rights era. And then they went on to become scientists, engineers, nurses and teachers in communities all across the country—and continued to lift others up along the way.
The venom that comes out of the mouths of Hannity and Levin is poisonous enough, but it’s long past time they stopped wrapping themselves in the flag while they do almost nothing but dump on America.
Watch the their grudgefest below, from the May 28 Hannity.
I haven’t heard him on the radio myself, but Hannity has for years had him on his Fox News show for a lengthy rant-o-thon about once a month.
That’s all he does, btw. He doesn’t do panels or even interviews. He appears, Hannity tosses some red meat at him, and off he goes. He’s a wind-up toy with a button you can push on the back.
The Stop Hannity Express says Hannocchio must be upset that colleges and universities don’t invite him to speak at their commencements. This Long Island Lolito fails to realize that he is not qualified to give graduation speeches. He’s a college dropout! A bad example for students. Also, his previous speeches are all over the map, meaning he will talk about one topic, and immediately switch to an unrelated topic.
He complains he couldn’t afford college. What is his excuse now? He earns enough money to return to school. As always, he will make an excuse of not returning to college. His whole life has been excuses. Junior must be proud of his part-time dad.
His talk about his career is bunk. He hustled his way to the top stepping on others, and he knows this. The radio staff in Atlanta remember his unethical tactics which he earned him a few enemies. He almost came to blows with a fellow talker.
His elderly audience don’t know the real man. All they see is a well-crafted image created by him, and paid consultants. His close friends and colleagues know what he’s really like in a non-public setting.
What’s wrong, Sean? Can’t find any time out of your “busy” schedule to get someone to waterboard you? Hey, I’ve got an idea. You’ve got a TV show that obviously needs something new since you can find time to repeatedly harangue the First Lady over a speech she gave a couple of weeks ago. Sooooooooo. How about you get some of our fine servicemen to come on your show and help you out with that little waterboarding stunt? Considering you have ample number of servicemen on the show to help you criticize the President, there should be at least one or two who know how to waterboard a suspect.
Really, Sean? She said “for the first time in my life…..” numerous times? So your saying that, each time she said she was proud of her country, she apparently forgot the previous times she said she was proud of her country? Sounds mighty suspicious to me.
He’s just doing his job, spreading that hatred.
What Hannity and Levin are clearly saying is that neither Michelle nor Barack Obama are sufficiently grateful to all the noble white people who died in the Civil War to liberate black people. Sometimes he comes right out with that thought. Other times, it’s only implied.
They’re insufficiently grateful— ie, uppity.